What’s Your Writing Routine?

The late Maya Angelou kept a hotel room as her writing studio. She took all the art off the walls, and kept the phone unplugged. Arriving there at 6:30 a.m., she wrote until 12:30 or 1:30 p.m. with only a brief break. Every weekday. Sound a little too intense to you?...

Self-Employed Folks, You Can Do This

I often hear from self-employed professionals that they are struggling. Running a business is hard work. Marketing and sales can be uncomfortable or even scary. You frequently don’t know where your next client is coming from. It can make you feel pessimistic, or...

Writing Can Be Hard — So What?

Before she wrote her memoir Wild, Cheryl Strayed penned an advice column under the pseudonym “Sugar.” In answer to a letter from a self-described “writer who can’t write,” Cheryl replied, “Writing is hard for every last one of...

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